CBD stands for Cannabidiol, which is a naturally occurring phytocannabinoid found in cannabis plants. Hemp plants, which are known for their high levels of the CBD phytocannabinoid have recently entered the spotlight due to the fact that hemp plants can be processed and extracted to produce extracts that contain high levels of CBD. These extracts also contain other phytocannabinoids in addition to CBD that can aid in both general health and wellness, but in addressing ailments as well. Hemp extracts that contain CBD are GRAS (generally recognized as safe), non-addictive, and non-intoxicating, which makes these hemp-based products a new attractive contender in the natural wellness space.
Humans (and animals) have a system of receptors called the Endocannabinoid System that helps regulate processes such as: mood, immunity, appetite, sleep, etc. The CBD phytocannabinoid stimulates these receptors to promote balance, proper functioning and homeostasis. It is because of the interaction between phytocannabinoids and your Endocannabinoid System that so many functions can be regulated simultaneously. A lot of people are finding that hemp extract addresses a number of issues that they are experiencing in addition to the main reason they started taking it.
Cannabis is well-known throughout history (going all the way back to prehistoric times) for its healing and medicinal properties as well as for its fibers that can be used for building and to make clothing, rope, etc. Traditionally, CBD’s close relative THC, another phytocannabinoid that is known for the “high” you get from smoking pot, has stolen the show. However, with the rise in hemp products’ popularity, the CBD phytocannabinoid has been getting international noteworthy recognition for its therapeutic potential, with scholars, scientists, and doctors carrying out successful longitudinal studies and clinical trials. This is great news for people that want the healing without the high.
We are on the cusp of a cultural shift in consciousness. People are ditching pills for safer, more sustainable options with less side effects. People want to be involved in their wellness plan and find comfort in knowing the decisions they make for their health are natural and of the earth. Contact us if you want to discuss how adding hemp extract to your wellness regimen can positively impact your life.